"Antonov" expands production of AN-178
The segment of the AN-178-type cargo aircraft has demand of 200 aircraft units by 2032, according to "Antonov" directory, UNIAN.
The State Enterprise "Antonov" launched a large-scale expansion of serial production of transport aircraft AN-178, which is currently undergoing a certification testing.
"Antonov" AN-178 aircraft has already performed more than 100 flights for a total of 160 hours. Currently the aircraft is ready to continue the flight tests, as well as to carry out loading and unloading operations, according to the press service of "Antonov."
The head of the state enterprise "Antonov" Oleksand Kotsiuba commented the certification testingof AN-178 and said all the procedures have been performed according to the European standards CS-25.
He also noted: "We have a solid order of 10 aircrafts for the Azerbaijan airline. At the serial plant "Antonov" the manufacturing expansion of the AN-178 has been commenced."